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Methow biathletes score at national championships

Methow biathletes score at national championships

This article is based on information provided by Wendy Sims. Several Methow Valley athletes competed in last weekend’s 2015 U.S. Winter Biathlon National Championships at Auburn Ski Club Training Center near Truckee, California. Continued unseasonably warm weather with frosty nights made for a challenging course on a combination of man-made and reworked snow. Friday’s race...
Greggs, Bjornsens compete in final World Cup races of the season

Greggs, Bjornsens compete in final World Cup races of the season

Four Nordic skiers with ties to the Methow Valley competed in the final World Cup races of the season in Oslo, Norway, last weekend. Methow Valley native Brian Gregg finished the men’s 50-kilometer course in 35th place, the top American finisher on Oslo’s Holmenkollen venue. Eric Bjornsen, another valley native, started but did not finish...
Smith at home recuperating from skiing accident in Canada

Smith at home recuperating from skiing accident in Canada

Methow Valley native Casey Smith, a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team, is back home near Winthrop recuperating from multiple injuries suffered in a skiing accident at the International Biathlon Cup races in Canmore, Alberta. In a blog posting last Friday (March 13), Smith said that “after 11 days I was released from the hospital...
Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team takes seventh at state

Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team takes seventh at state

Liberty Bell High School finished in seventh place in the state tournament at Arlington High School on Saturday (March 14). Team members Rowan Post (captain), Willy Duguay, Brennen Quigley and Sebastian Hogness defeated Northwest Christian/Spokane and Harrison Prep in the championship round to take the seventh-place finish. The Mountain Lions competed against 17 other teams in...
MVNT skiers take on sketchy weather, tough competition at Junior Nationals

MVNT skiers take on sketchy weather, tough competition at Junior Nationals

This report comes from information provided by Leslie Hall, director of the Methow Valley Nordic Team. The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) sent six athletes to Truckee, California, last week as part of the Pacific Northwest Team for Junior Nationals. Nearly 400 athletes aged 14-19 competed in their age categories in four different events. The weather...
Sports briefs: March 18, 2015

Sports briefs: March 18, 2015

Register for youth baseball Registration is open for Methow Valley Youth Baseball until Friday (March 20). Boys and girls age 5-12 are eligible. Approximate season dates are April 21-June 13. To register, go to methowvalleyyouthbaseball.baberuthonline.com. Registration is $40 for the first child; and $20 for each additional child. Lewis Butte hill-climb series Cascades Outdoor Store...
Young Lions, old Lions face off in basketball benefit

Young Lions, old Lions face off in basketball benefit

Former Liberty Bell High School basketball players will take on the Mountain Lions’ 2014-15 varsity basketball teams in a benefit event on Saturday (March 14) at the high school gym. The Liberty Bell Alumni Classic will feature the varsity girls’ team vs. the alumni women at 7 p.m., followed by the boys’ varsity taking on the...
Sports briefs: March 11, 2015

Sports briefs: March 11, 2015

Another bronze for Caitlin Gregg Methow Valley native Brian Gregg and his wife, Caitlin, were the first American finishers at the 42-kilometer Engidine Ski Marathon in Switzerland last weekend, with Caitlin finishing third among women competitors. Brian finished 24th overall in the men’s competition. Other family members Chad Gregg and Jan Gregg also completed the...
LBHS varsities will take on alums in benefit basketball games

LBHS varsities will take on alums in benefit basketball games

Liberty Bell High School graduates who think they still have some “hops” are invited to play in a pair of benefit games against the Mountain Lions’ 2014-15 varsity basketball teams on March 14 at the high school gym. The Liberty Bell Alumni Classic — which could become an annual event — will feature the varsity girls’ team vs. the...
Gregg part of historic World Cup finish for U.S. women

Gregg part of historic World Cup finish for U.S. women

In a historic finish for American skiers, U.S. team members Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg finished second and third, respectively, in the 10-kilometer freestyle event at the recent 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden. Gregg is the wife of Methow Valley native Brian Gregg, who was a member of the U.S. Olympic...